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Henry & Verlin
     

Henry & Verlin

Director: Gary Ledbetter,

Cast: Gary Farmer, Keegan Macintosh, Nancy Beatty

 
The deep bond formed between a troubled nephew and his simple uncle, whose character is reminiscent of Lenny from Of Mice and Men, is the focus of this Canadian melodrama set during the Depression in rural Ontario. Nine-year old Verlin will not talk, or cannot talk. His concerned and overprotective mother takes him to a doctor. She is angry at her husband

Overview

The deep bond formed between a troubled nephew and his simple uncle, whose character is reminiscent of Lenny from Of Mice and Men, is the focus of this Canadian melodrama set during the Depression in rural Ontario. Nine-year old Verlin will not talk, or cannot talk. His concerned and overprotective mother takes him to a doctor. She is angry at her husband Ferris whom she believes is indifferent to her boy's plight. When Ferris's child-like brother Henry comes to visit, the boy's life begins to change. Henry spends time with boy and teaches him about life. The two befriend Mabel, a retired, town prostitute with physical disabilities. The three outcasts become very close as they encounter obstacles to their friendship.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2003
UPC:
0096009072490
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
PG
Source:
Echo Bridge
Time:
1:24:00

Special Features

Digitally mastered; Interactive menus; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Farmer Henry
Keegan Macintosh Verlin
Nancy Beatty Minnie
Robert Joy Ferris
Joan Orenstein Agnes
Margot Kidder Mabel
Eric Peterson Lovejoy
David Cronenberg Doc Fisher

Technical Credits
Gary Ledbetter Director,Screenwriter
John Board Producer
Simon Board Producer
Miume Jan Eramo Editor,Musical Direction/Supervision
Dorothy Gardner Casting
Mark Korven Score Composer
Ken Ledbetter Screenwriter
Nancy Mchugh Costumes/Costume Designer
Lillian Sarafinchan Production Designer
Jean Stawarz Associate Producer
Paul van der Linden Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. For Money [10:01]
3. Verlin [5:44]
4. Henry & Verlin [9:09]
5. Fire! [11:14]
6. Unfixable [10:25]
7. Stop! [10:02]
8. Sanatorium [15:01]
9. Rescue [5:58]

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